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SBIR Phase I: Phage control of filamentous bacteria - A novel focused…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98932
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945913
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT.
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Phage Biocontrol
11142 Hopes Creek Rd College Station, TX 77836-4732
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Phage control of filamentous bacteria - A novel focused antimicrobial approach to counter microbial problems in municipal wastewater systems
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945913
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a phage technology to remediate and control the foam-causing microorganisms at wastewater treatment plants. The research will include isolation of problematic foaming Nocardia species, isolation of phage capable of killing foaming Nocardia, and evaluation of phage clearing of Nocardia in batch culture test systems. This is an important issue in wastewater treatment and the concept of using phage for foam control in waste water systems is innovative. The broader/commercial impacts of the proposed project will be the potential applications of the proposed technology. Activated sludge wastewater treatment processes are common. Problematic foaming caused by excessive microbial growth occurs if the operation conditions are not optimized. The project will allow development of an innovative solution and if successful, should have significant commercial value.

Principal Investigator:

Neil Summer
MBA
9792203806
neil@ecolyse.com

Business Contact:

Neil Summer
MBA
9792203806
neil@ecolyse.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Phage Biocontrol
11142 Hopes Creek Rd College Station, TX 77836

EIN/Tax ID: 262038567
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No